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HamidBee
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What is the difference between Display Name and Name?

What is the difference between Display Name and Name?

 

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timl
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@HamidBee 

Many of the objects in Dataverse (eg tables, columns, and keys as in your screenshot) have display name and name properties.

 

The name property is a unique identifier. No two objects can share the same name.

 

The 'display name' is the text that the designer shows in most of the design-time screens. The display name is non-unique, so multiple objects can have the same display name.

 

Once you create an object, you can change the 'display name', but you can't change the name.

 

Finally, the cr8d2 value in your screenshot is the publisher prefix. Once you become more advanced, you can figure out how to change this by creating a publisher. The reason you'd want to do this is to make make your objects more identifiable when you export/import them between different environments.

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Matren
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Hi @HamidBee,


Difference is between logical (Name) and user friendly name (Display Name).

Read more form these links: 

 

Definition - 

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/display-names-enters-preview-for-canvas-apps/


Implementation-

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/ms-my/blog/display-names-and-guids-for-canvas-apps-graduate/

 

Best Wishes,

Matren

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timl
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@HamidBee 

Many of the objects in Dataverse (eg tables, columns, and keys as in your screenshot) have display name and name properties.

 

The name property is a unique identifier. No two objects can share the same name.

 

The 'display name' is the text that the designer shows in most of the design-time screens. The display name is non-unique, so multiple objects can have the same display name.

 

Once you create an object, you can change the 'display name', but you can't change the name.

 

Finally, the cr8d2 value in your screenshot is the publisher prefix. Once you become more advanced, you can figure out how to change this by creating a publisher. The reason you'd want to do this is to make make your objects more identifiable when you export/import them between different environments.

Thank you for the detailed reply.

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